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ANDRUS, John Emory (1841-1934)

ANDRUS, JOHN EMORY, a Representative from New York; born in Pleasantville, Westchester County, N.Y., February 16, 1841; attended the local schools, and Charlotteville Seminary in Schoharie County, N.Y.; was graduated from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn., in 1862; taught school in New Jersey for four years; engaged in the manufacture of medicine in Yonkers, N.Y.; president of the New York Pharmaceutical Association, and of the Palisade Manufacturing Co. of Yonkers, Westchester County; trustee of Wesleyan University; mayor of Yonkers in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1913); was not a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed his former business pursuits in Yonkers, N.Y., until his death there on December 26, 1934; interment in Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y.

Minnesota Historical Society
St. Paul, MN
Papers: In the Richard Chute and family papers, 1826-1977, 3.4 cubic feet.
Persons represented include John E. Andrus.

Papers: In the T.B. Walker and family papers, 1856-1990, 308.75 cubic feet.
Persons represented include John E. Andrus.


Wesleyan University
Olin Library
Middletown, CT
Papers: 1862-1934. .4 linear feet.
The John E. Andrus Papers include correspondence, an alumnus newsletter, notes, writings, and academic essays. A finding aid is available online.

  • Morrill, George P. Multimillionaire Straphanger: A Life of John Emory Andrus. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1971.
  • Philippidis, Alex. "Rejected: Land-use Qualms Derail Andrus Plan in Hastings. (Focus on Eldercare)." Westchester County Business Journal, 26 November 2001, 17.